These days, most women are working full time and are living at a hectic pace. While working full time, they also take responsibility of taking their kids to after-school programs and act as the car care manager.
While car care is considered to be a man’s job, research showed that women represent 60% of car care customers in the United States. According to the American Woman Road and Travel, women spend more than $300 billion a year on vehicle repair and maintenance.
The fact the women are busier than ever, we are reminding you that vehicle inspection and regular maintenance is important to keep you and your family safe on the road.
Under-inflation is the most common cause of tire blowouts/failures. To help avoid under-inflation, we suggest checking your tire’s pressure at least once a month. This should also be done before a long trip.
If the tire bursts while you drive, avoid slamming on your brakes. This will only cause the car to swerve in the blowout’s direction. Instead, step on the brakes gently and guide the vehicle away from the road.
Make it a habit to have your battery checked every time you have your oil engine serviced. Most shops would be happy to check it for free. A weak car battery may leave your stranded. So, replace the battery as necessary.
Make sure to have your brakes checked at every service. This will help you save time and money in the long run. For your family’s safety, ask your mechanic for your brake specifications.
Check your headlights from time to time to ensure that they are functioning properly. Also, have your local automotive service provider check your headlights in order to ensure that they are properly aligned. The key to an effective headlight is to see and be seen at the same time.
Ideally, oil change is performed at 7500 miles, but most people will argue that this procedure should be done 3,000-5,000 miles. Procrastinating on your oil change could lead to internal engine wear and oil sludge buildup.